Workshop experience and/or chocolate experience

Workshop experience and/or chocolate experience

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bat23
bat23
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Jan 24, 2012 - 4:08 PM
Hello,

We are going to stay for around a week in Interlaken area. I'm looking for a food workshop unique to swiss like cheese, chocolate etc. Something I could do afterwards at home. Especially if you know any chocolate workshop for 2-3 hours. Any other unique experience with chocolate would be great as well.

I thought of doing the workshop in Netsle factory in Broc but it seems too far (2 hours of driving). We will be during our day trips to Lucerne and Bern so maybe there.

thanks,
Bat
bat23
bat23
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Jan 24, 2012 - 4:56 PM
Or maybe it IS worth the driving? I thought to include 2 hours chocolate workshop (while my husband watch the kid) + an hour tour in Broc and spending some time in Gruyere village which will have also a festival during this date. On the other hand, talking 2 hours for each way with 2 years old on the same day might be too much
Annika
Annika
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Jan 26, 2012 - 2:23 PM
Hello Bat! There are several options for such workshops. One of them is in Broc indeed. Courses on wine and chocolate are presented in Fribourg, Zurich, Kaltbrunn and Geneva too. All towns are pretty far from Interlaken, so if you really want this you'll have to spend some hours on traveling. Maybe you can combine a course with another activity near one of the towns. This page may be helpful as well. Although it's not the same, you may find this daily chocolate show in Interlaken interesting.
maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
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Jan 26, 2012 - 6:01 PM
Hi Bat, if you are staying in the Interlaken area, i suggest you look at this site for the Ballenberg open air museum as there are all sorts of demonstrations held there, not on as large a scale as the big factories in Broc and Gruyeres but interesting nonetheless. www.ballenberg.ch We have visited this museum twice in the past and intend to go again this year. Ballenberg is not far from Brienz so much closer than Montreux which is the start point for the chocolate train excursion taking in Gruyeres and Broc. We did that excursion last year but had to reserve seats and also had to leave very early from Thun to reach Montreux in time for 9.20 a.m. departure. (It was worth it as it was a great experience but probably not a practical option for you.) Maggie

PS Annika or Arno - technical question - how do I turn my suggestion for a website into a proper link? i.e. how do I turn www.ballenberg.ch into a link? Well it appears to have become a link in this PS but didn't in my original post!!!! Maggie
Annika
Annika
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Jan 27, 2012 - 9:58 AM
Hi Maggie! As for the links: just type or insert you want to hyperlink, select it and click the 'hyperlink' button in the bar above the text box. Next, paste the right URL in the box that appears and click 'OK'. Is that what you're looking for?
bat23
bat23
16 posts
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Jan 27, 2012 - 5:03 PM
Thanks for your suggestion!

Are all the food demonstrations in the same area? I've understood that the Ballenberg Open Museum is huge so we will only cover a section not too much far from the entrance.

Is the demonstrations of cheese, bread and chocolate are good? Any other food demonstrations? Where can I see the schedule in advance?
maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
318 posts
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Jan 27, 2012 - 5:34 PM
If you go to the link to Ballengberg I posted, and explore all the site you should find all the information you are looking for re location in museum and dates and times of demonstrations. It is indeed a huge museum which is why we have been twice already and plan another trip! Maggie
maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
318 posts
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Jan 27, 2012 - 5:36 PM
thanks Annika - will try that next time!

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